In July 1985, Queen Elizabeth II gave the newly-built Waverley Market her royal approval and duly sliced the red ribbon in two to mark its official opening.
Also that year, pop stars The Thompson Twins abandoned their synths for a day to open the HMV store on Princes Street, while on nearby North Bridge, locals were introduced to the joys of catalogue shopping with the opening of the new Argos store.
One visitor to Edinburgh in 1985 who you may not recognise, however, is Keira Knightley. Keira was in town with her Glasgow-born mum Sharman MacDonald, who had been recognised as Playwright of the Year.
We've trawled through the Evening News archives to bring you 17 photos that will take you right back to Edinburgh in 1985.
SavaCentrestore in Edinburgh shopping centre Cameron Toll in December 1985. Photo: Bill Stout
2. Cameron Toll
Exterior and car park of Edinburgh shopping centre Cameron Toll in December 1985. Photo: Bill Stout
3. Roaring Twenties
First Year history pupils from George Heriots school in Edinburgh, dressed in vintage clothing from the Royal Museum of Scotland in December 1985. One girl in a 1920s 'flapper' dress dances the Charleston. Photo: Joe Steele
4. Christmas complaints
There were complaints from residents about the lack of Christmas lights and Christmas decorations in Edinburgh's Princes Street in December 1985. Picture of the Xmas trees lining the road, looking west. Photo: Alan Macdonald